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Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm
Emily Simpson, star of Bravos Real Housewives of Orange County, took to Instagram over the holidays to show off her dramatic 15-pound weight loss.
According to The Blast, the 43-year-old posted a series of images where she poses with one of her twin sons. In them, she wears a black sweatshirt, matte black tights, black sneakers, fake lashes, and accentuates with gold hoop earrings. Her long brown hair is down in subtle curls as she poses to show off her trimmer waist.
Simpson says that she dropped 15 pounds in 12 weeks thanks to the help of her trainer Paulina Taylor Hefferan after realizing that her physical and mental health was suffering from her weight gain. Saying that she felt lost, she reached out to the transformation specialist for guidance to drop the weight ahead of the holidays.
While the reality star acknowledges that she hasnt reached her goal weight yet, she has learned to find balance and to stick to her goals even when she feels like giving up. Simpsons transformation is all the more impressive given that she was recently laid low after undergoing hip replacement surgery.
The reality star also said that she felt compelled to work hard to give her children a good example, and now she says she feels like she can keep up with them once again.
Simpson has been open about her weight struggles on the show, going so far as to show her emotional reaction after a recent weigh-in on camera. She has also asked co-star Tamra Judge, who owns a gym with husband Eddie, to help her meet her fitness goals. Ultimately, though, the 40-minute drive between Simpsons home and CUT Fitness was too far and she opted to go with someone else for her fitness needs, as The Inquisitr previously reported.
Her husband Shane hasnt been much support, judging by a recent appearance that he made on the show. In a clip, he is seen mocking her weight and pushed bread at the table towards her despite her repeated attempts to decline.
Everything with Shane is a joke, but this is a serious issue, she said on the show. Ive gained a lot of weight. Ive literally put on 20 pounds in, like, an eight-month period. I want to be healthy for my kids. I want to play with them and take them to the park and not feel like crap. I just need, not jokes. I need support.
Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:46 pm
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentinofrom Jersey Shore: Family Vacation shocked his family when he revealed his post-prison weight loss. According to Mike, his family barely recognized him nearly 40 pounds thinner.
In 2014, the Sorrentino brothers were indicted after their failure to pay taxes on 8.9 million dollars of income between the years of 2010 and 2012. In April of 2017, the brothers were additionally charged by theDepartment of Justice, and both Mike and his brother plead guilty and could have faced a maximum of 5 years behind bars. Mike was required to pay $123,913 in restitution and a fine for $10,000, which he did before starting his jail sentence, waslocked away in the federal prisonfrom January to September.
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While in prison, Mike utilized his time to better himself mentally and physically. While locked up, Mike worked out two to three times every day, even on weekends and holidays. He lost a lot of the nearly 40 pounds through intermittent fasting - not eating for long periods of time during the day -16 hours without food on weekdays and anywhere between 17 and 19 hours on the weekends. Mike revealed via Peoplethat his weight loss really shocked his family when he got out, saying, "Everyone was shocked when they first saw me." Though Mike was only locked up nine months, his family had a hard time recognizing the new and improved Situation. Mike continued, "They said I looked like it was 2009 again. They were practically crying when they saw me."
In the two months since his release from prison, Sorrentino has kept up his rigorous routine. Mike revealed that he goes to the gym five to six times a week and has continued to do intermittent fasting. Before he went to prison, Mike said he never thought he would be in tip-top shape again. He said,"I didnt think that I was going to get my abs back this quickly, but it just goes to show you what diet, exercise, hard work and determination will get you."Mike revealed that his family and friends though that once he was out of prison he would go back to eating whatever he wanted again, but that wasn't the case. Mike explained that he was less interested in eating everything he could, and more interested in keeping the weight off after taking so much time and effort to lose it.
It seems that the ripped Mike that fans and his wife got used to will be here to stay. Hopefully, Mike's transformation will continue to inspire his fans and show that with dedication, time, and hard work - anything is possible. Fans will be able to see the slimmed-down Mike on the new season ofJersey Shore: Family Vacationthat will be airing early 2020.
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Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:45 pm
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Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Cynthia Bello says she had no idea skipping breakfast would make her feel so fantastic.
The 40-year-old Los Angeles Police Department detective and mother of two from Placentia started intermittent fasting in March to lose weight after becoming a self-professed junk food vegan.
I was not happy with what I saw in the mirror, she says. I had tried other weight-loss programs, and nothing ever worked.
But, Bello says, when she restricted her eating to a nine-hour window each day, the weight finally started coming off about 15 pounds. She has lost 4 inches from her waist, 2 from her bust and an inch off each thigh.
I was super scared of it because I dont do well when Im hungry, she said. But it was easier than I thought it would be. Bello now eats only between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. and says it has helped her sleep better, given her more energy, and, surprisingly, resulted in fewer problems with seasonal allergies and irregular menstrual periods.
Cynthia Bello makes a raspberry aa bowl with a thick blend of almond milk, one frozen banana, one aai packet and a cup of frozen raspberries topped with coconut flakes, natural peanut butter, granola and fresh raspberries.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
Military wife Colleen Taylor, 52, who splits her time among a home in Huntington Beach, the Joint Forces Training Base Los Alamitos and Great Falls, Mont., said intermittent fasting helped her achieve similar success. Taylor lost 11 pounds the first month of an eight-hour-window eating plan outlined in the Clean & Lean diet by Dr. Ian K. Smith.
Sticking to black coffee in the morning and skipping a late-night glass of wine narrowed her eating window, she said. It was really hard but if I buy good coffee, its OK, she says. I also add a little bit of cinnamon.
But the sacrifice, she says, has been worth it. Shes down 19 pounds on her 4-foot-11 frame just by maintaining a slightly relaxed, but still healthy diet in the eight-hour window. Her husband, Reginald, has lost weight too, just by eating in the same window.
Intermittent fasting has become somewhat of a darling in the wellness world, as a glance at Instagram can attest.
Adherents bill it as the right tool to bust through weight-loss plateaus and stave off a host of chronic diseases and conditions, including diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and high blood pressure.
It sounds scary and potentially painful after all, fasting is in the name. But proponents say its a simple hack for curbing the endless snacking and nibbling and nighttime eating that can pack on calories.
Cynthia Bello typically works out at home using instructional videos.
(Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)
At its most basic approach, you create a limited window for eating and stick to it. Bello, who eats her first meal at 11 a.m. and her last by 8 p.m., keeps her eating to a nine-hour window, and fasts 15 hours a day. (She followed an online program, the FASTer Way to Fat Loss, and was so taken with it, she now does coaching on the side.) Some followers take it to an extreme: Magician Penn Jillette says fasting 23 hours a day has helped him maintain his 100-pound weight loss.
Ashley Koff, a Los Angeles-based registered dietician who coaches clients on the finer points of intermittent fasting through her website, the Better Nutrition Program, says her followers love it because they dont have to think about counting protein, carbs and fat calories.
Intermittent fasting is a helpful approach for clients who do too much back-loaded eating, getting the majority of their calories in the hours before bed, which makes weight loss and digestion more difficult, she said.
Results from dozens of clinical studies on intermittent fasting, taking a more rigorous look at its impact on disease as well as side effects, are expected to come out in 2020. In the meantime, we talked to fasting experts to come up with a list of eight things you should know if you want to give intermittent fasting a try.
1. You dont have to limit eating to an eight-hour window to reap the benefits. While many fasting plans advocate an eight-hour window, for many that can be problematic and tough to stick to over the long haul. And an eight-hour window is not necessary to obtain many of the obesity and disease-fighting benefits, says Satchin Panda, a professor at the Salk Institute and author of The Circadian Code, an approach to weight loss that revolves around ones natural body clock.
Ten is a good entry point for weight loss, Panda says. That would mean having your first meal of the day at 8 a.m., for example, and making your last caloric intake of the day by 6 p.m. That alone could reduce overall calorie intake, especially since his research shows many Americans eat off and on for around 15 hours a day. A 12-hour eating window still confers many of the benefits to blood pressure and reduced gut inflammation, he said, and appears to be safe for people of all ages.
2. A shorter window, however, appears to confer more benefits for weight loss, and a reduction in disease markers.
In research published last year, Courtney Peterson, an assistant professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, conducted a time-restricted eating study with pre-diabetic men, giving them an identical meal plan over two time frames six hours or 12 hours. On the six-hour plan, the men had lower levels of insulin and oxidative stress, less nighttime hunger and significantly lower blood pressure. While it didnt significantly affect the number of calories participants burned, it did lower levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin and increased fat-burning over the 24-hour day, the researcher found.
3. But very restrictive intermittent fasting might not be a good long-term strategy. One concern is that eating in windows of six to eight hours could eventually slow your metabolic rate and cause you to regain even more weight when you return to a regular schedule, says Valter Longo, director of the USC Longevity Institute and author of The Longevity Diet.
Moreover, theres some indication that tighter feeding windows over the long term might have an adverse effect on cardiovascular health, Longo said. However, more research is needed. We dont want to get rid of a problem [such as weight] and give you another in the long run, he said. Once you lose the weight, its a good idea, he said, to slowly broaden your eating window closer to the very safe sweet spot of 12 hours.
4. Its OK to mess up occasionally. Life can be unpredictable, and with dinners out or vacations, a tight eating window can be difficult to adhere to. Intermittent fasting for five or six days a week confers many of the benefits, such as reduced body fat, reduced cholesterol, better glucose control, and improved endurance, experts say.
5. It could be an important tool in the fight against cancer. Studies show that fasting can help prevent malignancies, reduce tumor growth and increase the efficacy of cancer treatment such as chemotherapy. A 2015 analysis of data from the Womens Healthy Eating and Living Study found that breast cancer survivors who didnt eat for at least 13 hours overnight had a 36% reduction in the risk of recurrence and were 21% less likely to die from breast cancer.
6. Beverages with calories will break your fast. One of the biggest problems people have getting started with intermittent fasting is accidentally breaking their fast too early in the morning with cream in their coffee or caloric beverages at night, says Smithauthor of Clean & Lean, which advocates whole foods and time-restricted eating.
Calories count, Smith says. You want [to consume] no more than 25 calories during your fasting window or you can consider your fast broken.
7. The old adage Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper still holds. Even if youre cutting off your eating earlier in the evening, its still better to eat your bigger meals earlier in the day, Panda says, because your body can digest them more efficiently. Israeli researchers found in studies that overweight women lost more weight and had greater improvement in blood sugar, insulin and other markers of cardiovascular disease when they ate a large first meal, modest lunch and small dinner compared with the reverse.
8. Its not for everyone. Pregnant or breastfeeding women, or those who are underweight or have a history of eating disorders shouldnt undertake a very restrictive intermittent fasting program, our experts said. Diabetics or anyone on medication should consult their doctor before starting any program.
Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:44 pm
Elite runner Mary Cain said in the New York Times this month that her experience with the coaching system at the now-shuttered Nike Oregon Project encouraged unhealthy levels of weight loss, leading to five broken bones, mental health problems.
The ordeal also derailed her career, according to Cain.
Her experience eating too few calories, having dangerously low bone density, and missing her periods is illustrative of what seems to be a disturbingly common condition among female athletes: Relative energy deficiency in sports, or RED-S. It's also been called female athlete triad, but most professionals now refer to it as RED-S, in part to include male athletes, and to recognize that undereating isn't always related to an eating disorder.
While the condition or symptoms of it can affect anyone from the weekend warrior to the Olympian, it seems to be an especially pervasive, though still under-the-radar, problem among higher-level athletes, including Division 1 female runners.
When Delaney White, now a Division 1 cross-country and track runner and senior at Portland State University, entered the collegiate running scene, she had already begun to have irregular menstrual periods, she told Insider. She thought it was normal for competitive athletes at her level.
That mentality seems to be pervasive.Cate Barrett, a former Division 1 track athlete, wrote on Instagram that "college programs today are still preaching thinner is fast, and telling women to lose weight, or that low weight and lost periods aren't a problem."
For so long, I thought I was the problem. To me, the silence of others meant that pushing my body past its healthy limits was the only way. But I know we were all scared, and fear keeps us silent. @runmarycain Mary Cain's expos of abuse she suffered while training as a young pro runner is shocking and upsetting. A decorated coach at Nike, Alberto Salazar, pressured her to lose weight to run faster. This is an inexcusable abuse of power. Salazar had nearly every resource available to boost Marys performance, yet chose to emphasize a strategy that risked her health. And it didn't even fucking work. It drove her to slow races, self-harm and quitting the sport. Marys story resonates with the amateur and collegiate running community all too well. We've experienced the same thing. Being shamed for our size. Told that our poor performances were because of weight. And that we were lucky to be here, so we shouldnt complain. That this is part of the sport. I competed for a D1 NCAA track team for all four years of college. While this was a great experience, it did leave me with a disordered view of my body and food. 11 years after I entered the NCCA, I still feel the strain that Im not small enough. I know this is not factual and rational, but my mindset is a work in progress. I do not know any teammates who emerged from the NCAA system unaffected by the pressure to be thinner. It may seem like the entire running community is already woke to this issue, but please listen: IT IS WILD how deep this goes. It is still happening. Girls still need help. College programs today are still preaching thinner is faster, and telling women to lose weight, or that low weight and lost periods arent a problem. College sports are not the only offenders here, but they have to do better. They, along with the whole running world, have the opportunity and obligation to make a positive impact in young peoples lives. I am thankful that Mary Cain and many others have faced their fear and brought their stories to light. This is how we change.
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And, Andrea Toppin, a former runner at Iowa State, wrote on Twitter that her teammate and boyfriend at the time told her she needed to lose 20 pounds in order to contribute to the team. "All I cared about was the number on the scale and pleasing my boyfriend until I got my first awful stress fracture after 2 muscular injuries and 2 years of not having a period," she wrote.
Research backs up these women's experiences.
While estimates of the ubiquity of RED-S vary widely, but some research has shown women at higher levels of sport may be at greater risk because of the high competitive pressure and specific demands of certain sports, such as running. Research also suggests as many as 54% of female collegiate athletes being unhappy with their weight.
What's more,studies suggest disordered eating is especially common in sports that emphasize aesthetics or leanness, like running and gymnastics, with as many as 69% of female athletes in those types of sports missing their periods.
Eating disorders "have continued to increase for girls ages 15 to 22, which directly overlaps with the peak of adolescence, commonly spent in high school and college sports," professional runner Lauren Fleshman wrote in the New York Times. "Over one-third of N.C.A.A. Division I female athletes exhibit risk factors for anorexia nervosa."
She was one of them, writing that her final year of her collegiate career she restricted her diet to look more like the professional, older runners she hoped to become. "I may have looked the part, but I lost my energy. I lost my period, and injuries set in, derailing the first half of my professional running career."
"Running is an interesting microcosm of our culture," Delaney White told Insider. Flickr/josiahmackenzie
No matter how common, a disrupted menstrual cycle can be a dangerous sign that low calorie intake is messing with the body's hormone levels, which can cause long-term health issues like permanent bone loss and potential fertility problems.
But awareness lags among athletes and professionals alike. A small study found 44% of high-school female athletes reported that they thought losing their period was a normal response to a high level of athletic training, Dr. Aubrey Armento, a sports medicine physician in Colorado, reported on Twitter.
And one 2018 study found that less than half of clinicians, physiotherapists, and coaches could correctly define RED-S.
Women also get cues from the environment that "thin is better," Mary Jane De Souza, a professor of kinesiology and physiology at Penn State who specializes in the syndrome, told Insider. "It's a huge problem," she said. "We need a lot more widespread knowledge to be disseminated that you get to be a great, high-performing female athlete but coaches and other people without dietary expertise don't get to tell you what to weigh."
White's first college team didn't talk about missing periods, body image, eating, and weight. But when she transferred to Portland, she found her new teammates were open about discussing their experiences and checking in with each other.
There, she was told that irregular periods were an important sign that something was going on with her body, and she was encouraged to talk to a female trainer about it. Her performance, and health, immediately improved as a result.
"I was running 74 miles a week, and I didn't realize I needed to be eating more. As soon as I did that, I started getting faster," White said. "It's turned around how I feel about running, my performance is better than ever, and I'm healthier than I've ever been."
As White's experience demonstrates,when caught early, many of the damaging effects of RED-S can be reversed. With enough calories, athletes can begin to recover from energy deficit within days or weeks, according to the most recent guidelines from theFemale and Male Athlete Triad Coalition.
White said having female trainers, and strong female athletes as role models in her life, have made a world of difference. As more women become high-profile coaches, including record-breaking marathon runner Shalane Flanagan, she hopes that more young athletes will have the support, encouragement, and resources they need to pursue elite levels of the sports without risking their mental and physical health.
Ultimately, real progress also means looking at the broader culture that links women's value to their weight, White said.
"Running is a really interesting microcosm of our culture, that you expect women to be strong but if they get above a certain weight, they're no good any more," she said. "Until we change the culture of comparison, our sport isn't going to change."
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Posted: November 30, 2019 at 9:43 pm